Posted by Charles
An irony of the natural burial movement is that it was begat by idealists and freethinkers and environmentalists… and then spied and pounced on by venture vultures scenting carrion. When you do the math you can easily see why — and begin to fear that there are going to be tears before bedtime.
Here’s an example.
Take 15.7 acres of land in Haslemere, Surrey. Get planning permission to turn them into a natural burial ground. Put them up for sale for around £3 million.
This is actually happening.
The buyer sells each plot at what you’d pay for a plot in local authority cemetery in leafy Haslemere, namely £2,000. That parcel of land is set to earn…